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I am 21 weeks pregnancy today! I feel bad physically. Is it better to exercise during pregnancy?

I am 21 weeks pregnancy today! I feel bad physically. Is it better to exercise during pregnancy?

Discuss...: This with your ob. They will be able to guide you through your pregnancy and give you specifics on do's and don't's. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 21 weeks and 5 days pregnant! When did I conceive?

I'm 21 weeks and 5 days pregnant! When did I conceive?

19 weeks 5 days ago: Just subtract 2 weeks from the number of "weeks pregnant" or "weeks gestation", and the answer is the estimated conception date. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant measuring 19cm, what does it mean?

What did your OB say: Please ask your ob, u measure a little small for dates but that is a rough estimate if u are 21 weeks pregnant you should have just had or are going to have a 20 week us to check the fetal anantomy which is the standard of care in the U.S. And that ultras will measure the baby which is much more accurate than a tape measure an abnormal tape measure means is that need an ultras to check. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdorminal pains at 20 to 21 weeks in pregnancy?

What causes lower abdorminal pains at 20 to 21 weeks in pregnancy?

Variety of things: In most cases it is simply the growth of the uterus causing stretching and discomfort. In others it can be a sign of preterm labor. You should schedule a visit to make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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How to find the baby ender from anomaly scan? I'm 21 weeks pregnant now

How to find the baby ender from anomaly scan? I'm 21 weeks pregnant now

Yes, you can: At 21 weeks, if you have an ultrasound to look at the anatomy of the baby and screen for anomalies, the gender of the baby should be able to be seen as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to move a king size standard mattress at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Is it safe to move a king size standard mattress at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Depends: If you have plenty of extra help and it is not discomforting for you to do so, then - yes. If in doubt, not feeling well or don't want to worry about possible consequences, then have some one else do it for you. ...Read more

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I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I don't feel my baby move or kick is that normal?

I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I don't feel my baby move or kick is that normal?

Yes: As long as soon is good you are fine. Delivery date 20 weeks after u feel the kick more or less. Sometimes our estimate is off so be patient and get checked. ...Read more

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Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Ultrasound: Most folks come to know the gender of the baby at their anatomy scan done at 20 weeks or so. Some folks also become informed of the gender during prenatal genetic tests done on blood sample drawn from the mother. ...Read more

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Hello, I plan to fly to Dubai from joburg late November, I will be 21 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

Hello, I plan to fly to Dubai from joburg late November, I will be 21 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

Airline travel durin: Yes as long as your gynecologist is happy for you to fly and your pregnancy has not been associated with any complications. Many airlines are unwilling to carry women who are more than 28weeks pregnant. ...Read more

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Is there a way to hide the pregnancy for the first 5 months? 2 miscarriages before last one at 21 weeks so we'd like to keep it to ourselves.

Is there a way to hide the pregnancy for the first 5 months? 2 miscarriages before last one at 21 weeks so we'd like to keep it to ourselves.

Depends: Whether you can keep your wonderful news secret will depend on how you carry the baby. For some, "flowy" tops are all that is needed to look the same for months, while others seem to grow straight out and show at 3 months. I suggest simply not offering the news, and if anyone is bold enough to ask, answer with something vague like, "why, do I LOOK it? " Good luck!! ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant and last wk I was eating more but lately I haven't had an appetite and when I do eat lightly it fills me. What is going on?

I am 21 weeks pregnant and last wk I was eating more but lately I haven't had an appetite and when I do eat lightly it fills me. What is going on?

No pressure: Why do you feel worried about eating a lot? There is no need to overeat. You only need 300 calories more per day towards the end. Eat until you are full and then stop. Don't stress out about it. ...Read more

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I'm 44 years pregnant in 21 weeks this is my 3rd child I feel to much heaviness on standing or walking as if I'm in 9 month! I'm worried I'm working?

I'm 44 years pregnant in 21 weeks this is my 3rd child I feel to much heaviness on standing or walking as if I'm in 9 month! I'm worried I'm working?

Discuss with OB/GYN: Discus with your OB dr. As not all pregnancies can go as previously, and certainly as a woman gets older, the pregnancy can be more troublesome. You may need to work a less rigorous schedule at this point, etc. ...Read more

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How shall your cervix feel at 21 weeks pregnant?

How shall your cervix feel at 21 weeks pregnant?

Closed: Cervix should be long, firm, closed and high that early in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it normal to get braxton hicks at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to get braxton hicks at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible to feel Braxton Hicks as early as 16 weeks. Normally It lasts about 30 seconds & may feel once or twice an hour. Some experts think Braxton Hicks contractions toned uterine muscles, cervix & prepare it for labor contractions! Make sure you know the difference between Braxton Hicks with labor contractions & other complications. Always check with your Obstetrician for certainty. ...Read more

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Can you continually get negative hpts and still be pregnant? I'd be 21 weeks.

Can you continually get negative hpts and still be pregnant? I'd be 21 weeks.

Blood test: If you're still concerned about pregnancy, i'd recommend a blood pregnancy test and/or an ultrasound from your doctor. If you're without a doctor or insurance, I would search for a planned parenthood or a fqhc (federally qualified health center). These tests will tell you definitively if you're pregnant or not. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel baby kicks in my lower back m 21 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible to feel baby kicks in my lower back m 21 weeks pregnant?

Yes!: Most women start to feel the baby move by 20 weeks. The uterus sits on the lower back so it is possible to feel the baby move in this area. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm about 21 weeks pregnant, and I had rough sex. Can this hurt the baby?

Rough sex: It really depends on what you mean by rough sex. Some sex play could be risky during pregnancy for example choking, slapping or hitting esp. Abdomen, anal sex followed by vaginal sex. Be careful during your pregnancy. There will be plenty of time for spicy sexual encounters after the baby has arrived. ...Read more

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I'm 21 weeks pregnant I have been getting sharp pains in my side should I worry?

I'm 21 weeks pregnant I have been getting sharp pains in my side should I worry?

Common complaint: Cramping in the second trimester is an extremely common complaint. The stretching of the uterus, the surrounding ligaments, dehydration, a full bladder, gas pain and constipation can all cause cramping. Schedule a visit with your doctor to make sure you are not contracting and that your cervix is closed. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant, got brown colored discharge when I wiped. What should I do?

I am 21 weeks pregnant, got brown colored discharge when I wiped. What should I do?

Can be normal.: Spotting during pregnancy can be normal and spotting can present as discharge when wiping. Consider that some spotting pools in the vagina and then comes out when wiping. But context is everything. Discharge after contractions or trauma to the abdomen is different from discharge after intercourse or a vaginal exam. Be safe and see a doctor if you have cramping/bleeding more than a pad. ...Read more

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Can I take baths after 5 months of pregnancy and can I lay on my stomache? I am 21 weeks

Yes - No: It is ok to take baths during pregnancy.

You can lay on your side but you should not lay flat on your stomach after you are about 14 to 16 weeks pregnant. That could interfere with blood flow to the uterus. ...Read more

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21 weeks pregnant, having pus cells ranges 2-4 and epethilial cells 8-10 Is that normal?

21 weeks pregnant, having pus cells ranges 2-4 and epethilial cells 8-10 Is that normal?

Can you pls clarify: ...if you are questioning the results of a urine test, or some other body fluid? ...Read more

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21 weeks pregnant cervical length was 39.8 mm 2 weeks ago today it's 36.1 mm is this okay?

21 weeks pregnant cervical length was 39.8 mm 2 weeks ago today it's 36.1 mm is this okay?

Normal values for cx: The cervical length decreases during the course of pregnancy. Both values are well within the normal range for 19 and 21 weeks of prognancy. If the cervical length falls below 25 mm before the end of the 28th week, there is an incresed risk of pre-term delivery and your obstetrician will monitor you more closely. ...Read more